Monday, April 9, 2012

So Sorry...

Hello!

So, have you all heard about the new challenge blog in town?  It's called "A Blog Named Hero", and it's for all things Hero Arts.  The card I'm sharing this evening is for their first challenge, "Play Favorites".  We are supposed to create using our favorite Hero Arts stamps. Egads. 

Hero Arts "Outline Flowers, So Sorry, Misc. Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Tsukineko Sponge Daubers, Stampendous White Embossing Powder, Versamark Ink, Bazzill CS, Gina K. Designs Pure Luxury White CS.
Really?  Choose a fave? Couldn't do it! I love ALL of my stamps, and choosing faves is like being asked to choose a favorite child...lol.  So, instead, I chose to use the first Hero Arts stamp that I ever owned.  I'd only been blogging a short time, still new to challenges, and I won this stamp as blog candy!  The sentiment is from a 'go to' set, called So Sorry that, sadly, I use a lot. 

I wanted this to be relatively flat for mailing, and a definite CAS card, so I heat embossed the image with white embossing powder, sponged in some color, and added a sentiment. No fru-fru today.  This is for a friend, who I just learned has stage 3 lung cancer, non-small cell.  Didn't want a lot of happy 'stuff' - just wanted her to know she's loved.

Have a great week, and thanks for stopping by :)

Hugs and smiles,
Patti J.

26 comments:

Glenda Atkins said...

Oh I feel for your friend, such a tough time to be in, I am sure she will appreciate your card. It never hurts to know others care. Wonderful, thoughtful card.

hugs
Glenda

Diana Queen said...

Oh Patti... I'm so sorry to hear about your Friend. I think this card sets just the right tone. Caring, yet so lovely. Hugs to you!

Chelsea said...

Love the colors!

Lorie said...

Great card! It will be loved!

Olga said...

so sad, sorry, but on a brighter note the card is gorgeous!!!!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I know that if I had a close store that carried the Hero Arts line, I would be in big trouble. You are so right about not being able to pick a favorite! This is a beautiful note card that will be sure to brighten your friends day.

Theresa said...

This card will be appreciated by you friend knowing that you care.
Lovely design.

Iris said...

A very gorgeous card with all the fun and bright colors that it could cheer someone right up! Great job!

Lynn Mercurio said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your friend's illness. What a blessing you are to this friend...to offer these kind compassion and caring thoughts. I'm sure she will be touched. Love this technique and it turned out beautifully. Hugs to you, my friend.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

I'm sorry about your friend. Your card is beautiful and the sentiment is just perfect for the situation. I had not heard about the Hero Challenge blog. I'll have to check it out.

Pam Sparks said...

So pretty Patti! I know... I have drawers and drawers of Hero... impossible to pick a fave cuz every time I see a new creation my opinion changes! lol There is just something about ink smearing that is so artistic! TFS!

Beate said...

What a wonderful card, Patti! I am so sorry to hear about your friend. Cancer sucks!!!
Hugs and blessings

Chari Moss said...

Lovely card, it is hard to choose favorites!

Seleise said...

so sorry to hear about your friend! Love the card! It will brighten her day!

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Beautiful card & I know your friend will love it.
I’m a member of the Outlawz & have become your newest follower. I would love for you to visit my blog & follow me at Sharrahug’s Sweet Blessings If you’re already following my blog……thank you so much!
Have a wonderful day!
Huggies & Blessings ~
Sharron♥

The Other Patti Sue said...

This is beautiful and I'm sure will give your friend great comfort!

Chana said...

Beautiful Card, Patti! I'm sure your friend will find comfort in it.
BTW, you won a digi at Jackson's Digital Expressions. Please send your e-mail addy to me at bydesign613@hotmail.com and we will get your gift to you. Our Blog Hop and Design Challenge are now up! I would love to see one of your creations in our challenge.

Be well,
Chana

Carolyn King said...

beautiful---love how you inked over it. Sorry you need this card but I know your friend will appreciate it!

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. This is a really lovely card and great sentiment too ... I'm sure she will appreciate your kind thoughts.

Donna said...

This will brighten her day! Beautiful card.

Becky said...

This is wonderful Patti..wonderful colors.

A Blog Named Hero said...

Patti this is such a fantastic card! I really love it. the colours are gorgeous--sure to cheer up your friend .x

Thank you so much for playing along with our challenge!

Good lucK!
Linda

A Blog Named Hero

Auntie Em said...

Beautiful card. A lovely gentle reminder for your friend so she will know you are thinking of her. I am sure she will appreciate it.
Thank you for sharing! :) {Hugs}

Amanda Mertz said...

Very pretty spring colors. Like how the white embossing pops! I'm sure your friend appreciates it! TFS!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

nope. haven't heard of it. this card is gorgeous! i love that background!

hugs :)

Shirley said...

I am totally in love with how you did your background!!! Gorgeous card, Patti!!